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Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? #5236110 10/10/19 04:36 PM
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I booked a trip to San Francisco to attend a niece's wedding. Departure is next week. Last month, September, I booked from my laptop by going directly on Delta.com, did not book through or even search flights through google.

Last week I went on Delta from my workstation at the office, checked in, selected seats, and created a PDF of the itinerary then emailed it to my gmail acct so I could have it on my phone. The other day I get a notification on my android phone. It says that google maps has downloaded maps for my upcoming trip, to wit: it downloaded San Francisco area maps.

I knew they crawl gmail inboxes to gather marketing data, it's covered in the user agreement. But I didn't think they were robo parsing file attachments. The subj line of the email I left blank as well as the body, just a blank email with the file attachment named "itinerary.pdf"

I'm trying to remember and I can't remember any real time foot prints I'd left connected to google about the trip other than emailing the itinerary from my work email (non-google local hosted) to my gmail acct. I did save the itinerary pdf file to my phone's download storage. I have paid version of malware bytes running on phone and don't think the pdf on my phone storage could be accessed, so I'm pinning it on google crawling my cloud inbox and parsing that pdf file.



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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236120 10/10/19 04:44 PM
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If the PDF was text then it would be very easy for Gmail to know what it's about. An image PDF would need to go through OCR.

What is surprising is that it hasn't put appointments in your Google calendar.

Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236138 10/10/19 05:06 PM
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Maybe Delta sold it...
There is no privacy. Period.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236147 10/10/19 05:19 PM
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Since Google allows you to search within your attachments, then I'm sure they can proactively read it and act on it as well:
https://www.theverge.com/2012/10/2/3442756/search-attachment-gmail-google



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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236149 10/10/19 05:22 PM
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Ive had similar experience with big brother Google.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236190 10/10/19 06:11 PM
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They're watching everything you are doing. Get used to it or ditch them.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: JeffKeryk] #5236192 10/10/19 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Maybe Delta sold it...
There is no privacy. Period.


True. I did put my gmail email addr as my contact email when booking on Delta.



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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236199 10/10/19 06:21 PM
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yes. I had similar issue: I was travelling to the airport very early in the morning and missed the exit for the airport. when I asked googlemaps to route me to the airport, it told me that my flight left in 2.5 hours. ??!?!?!? also looking up a google map of our neighborhood - it mapped out not only our house, but also the optician that we use - probably based only on an appointment - I never searched for the optician using GM.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236267 10/10/19 07:31 PM
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I have moved anything financial to an email address protonmail.com.

Check out protonmail.

Very secure, based in Switzerland, and it's all encrypted.

Free. For the basic service.

I still use GMAIL for non financial emails.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236269 10/10/19 07:33 PM
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Even years ago I said I dont trust google. Folks on here swooned about how great they were and had a mantra of do no harm.

Now they’re reading emails and stifling free speech and influencing due process and private decisions.

No thanks.

Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236294 10/10/19 07:51 PM
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Google knows all, that's how they make money. They're not the government so I'm ok with that.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236322 10/10/19 08:22 PM
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Where did your flight confirmation and receipt information go to? Had to go to some email address.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236380 10/10/19 09:16 PM
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Google reads your email attachments. This is no secret or anything that they deny doing.

Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236383 10/10/19 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
I booked a trip to San Francisco


Hope ya'll have your shots up to date, hazmat suits, flashlights, and plenty of hand sanitizer.


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Re: Did Google Gmail Just Decode/Read a File Attachment in My Inbox? [Re: LoneRanger] #5236489 10/10/19 11:46 PM
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The paranoia in this thread runs deep af. UFO


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